February 22, 2019

New DNA Test In Controversial Death Row Case = “Big Problem” For Harris

New DNA Test In Controversial Death Row Case = “Big Problem” For Harris

Kamala Harris’ prosecutorial record is back in the spotlight (has it gone away yet?) this afternoon. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for a new DNA test in a controversial death penalty case. When new evidence was presented during Harris’ tenure as Attorney General that could exonerate Cooper, her office refused to re-test the DNA. Huffington Post points out that this could be a “big problem” for her presidential campaign:

“This development may prove to be a big problem for 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who’s faced sharp criticism for refusing to allow advanced DNA testing of the evidence in Cooper’s case during her tenure as the state’s attorney general ― something she later told the Times she now feels “awful” about.”

Read the full article here.